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Fact Sheet

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Belarus (Byelorussia)

Official Title:
Republic of Belarus


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Belarus (Byelorussia)
Year Exports Imports
2015 $10,503,312 $35,461,930
2016 $3,404,994 $96,030,219
2017 $3,025,137 $39,463,228
2018 $6,915,719 $75,125,709
2019 $7,730,763 $65,797,676
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Belarus (Byelorussia)
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $711,211 $82,896
02 Veg. Prod. $ $13,884
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $594,473 $149,048
05 Mineral Prod. $274,620 $44,937,000
06 Chemical Prod. $986,976 $4,281,067
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $55,856 $122,585
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $1,742
09 Wood Prod. $158,244 $5,008,498
10 Paper Prod. $172,980 $53,823
11 Textiles Prod. $2,380 $1,127,254
12 Dress Access. $660 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,094 $34,257
14 Precious Metals/stones $390,337 $135
15 Base Metal Prod. $276,847 $1,906,548
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,043,252 $666,081
17 Vehicles and Equip. $18,478 $523,330
18 Specialized Inst. $890,116 $1,422,696
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $531
20 Misc. Articles $34,806 $5,458,777
21 Antiques $ $7,524

Capital: Minsk
Population (million): 9.46
Total Area: 207,600km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 15240.28 Roubles (BYR) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: July 3, Independence Day (1944, Minsk`s lib. from Germany)
Language(s): Belarusian, Russian, other


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential republic. Bicameral Parliament (Natsionalnoye Sabranie) with a 64-seat Council of the Republic (Soviet Respubliki) and a 110-seat Chamber of Representatives (Palata Predstaviteley). Prime Minister appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 6 oblast and one municipality. Governing party: Independents (pro-government).

Head of State:
President Aleksandr Lukashenko

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Sergei Rumas

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Vladimir Makei
Finance: Maxim Yermolovich
Economy: Dmitry Krutoi

Main Political Parties:
Belarusian Patriotic Party, Liberal Democratic Party, People’s Referendum, Communist Party (KPB), Belarusian National Front, United Civic Party (UCP), Republican Party, Republican Party of Labor and Justice

Elections:
President (5 year term): last in 2015. Parliament (up to 4 year term): last in 2016; next in 2019.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Belarus (Byelorussia) Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 77.46 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 8,190.15 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.03 1.83
Inflation: (%) 4.87 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0.77 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $7,730,763
Canadian imports from country: $65,797,676
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in country (2018): $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires Evgeny Russak

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Leslie Scanlon


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-20